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Forum topic by woodbutcherbynight posted 10-09-2013 02:48 AM 1598 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2013 02:48 AM

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Have you ever heard the doorbell ring late at night, or during the day, stopped what you were doing to walk to the door to be confronted by a nosy neighbor, salesperson, or general pest? With today’s technology for less than $100 you can get a camera and a cheap T.V. and then see who is at the door. But why stop at just ignoring this invasion of your time. For those pesky phone calls we had answering machines that you could have any message you wanted on them. People that knew you laughed and left a message, some never listened but you could avoid those you did not want to answer. Then came along caller I.D. furthering this trend to ignore these pests.

Well why not an automated doorbell answering device. You hear the bell, check the camera, see it is an unwanted visitor and decide which message to send them via a speaker at the door. For myself I have a neighbor that comes at all hours of the night to ask for a smoke. Wanting to really get the shock and awe thing going to get the message across why not have some flashing lights, (green and yellow) a cheap alarm siren with a mechanical ROBOCOP like voice giving this message, “Warning visitor not recognized, turn around, put your head between your legs and kiss your &^# goodbye!” * Then a countdown tone beeping, for say ten seconds, with the lights going nuts and siren wailing and such. I called the Police and checked they do not consider my warning a threat, but did enjoy a good laugh. Also you cannot use red and blue lights but any other colors are acceptable.

Okay let the games begin.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 03:30 AM

Let the games begin? What are we playing?

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 06:30 AM

That is awesome. I really got a good laugh out of that one, even woke the wife up laughing, which by the way, she is not happy with me right now. LOL Im VERY lucky where we live, WAY out in the boondocks. We dont have a doorbell, and all our friends and neighbors know I HATE when someone knocks on the door, so they just come on it. The dog lets me know if its somebody I dont want here, so they never make it to the door. If somebody does happen to knock, I know they aint from around here and usually dont even bother getting up unless Im expecting somebody. LOL Awwwwwww the joys of living 10 mile past BFE! I really liked your idea though. Just a thought here, maybe a overhead sprinkler that you could turn on on demand! Like after the countdown gets to about 5!

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 01:24 PM

I’m with you brother. I put a “NO SOLICITORS” sign below the door bell. Still, still every now and then someone is standing there wanting to sell me something. Really???

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 01:34 PM

I am at the end of a long driveway and seldom get any visitors that are not invited and get directions, but
do get the darn phone salespeople who get hung up on, it is easier than deleting the message.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 01:47 PM

I love the doorbell answering device. The sprinkler is great, too.
Like hoss, we live waaay out in the boonies. Acreage is totally fenced and the gate is always closed. The house is a good 300 yards from the gate. We get NO uninvited visitors.
And, I’m with gus on the phone sales people and robo calls. When I pick up the phone and hear nothing, I hang up. If the caller ID shows an 800 number or a business name I don’t recognize, I hang up. Some are persistent, though. But, after 3 or so attempts, they quit calling.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 02:20 PM

The sprinkler system I will have to check on, but I like it Hoss! Have to see if this could be considered assualt and all the legalities and such.

To handle the morons on the phone I just refuse to speak English and in Russian tell them off. There is nothing like the satisfaction of completely blessing them out and they have no idea what you said. I have also been known to answer and play with them some and when they ask for email address I give them a Ukrainian/Russian Brides dating service email…...... LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 10-09-2013 02:27 PM

Hey Hoss! Isn’t Luttrell the home/birthplace of Chet Atkins?


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#8 posted 10-09-2013 08:30 PM

Hey Bill, yes it is, Chet Atkins and Kenny Chesney. My wife went to school with Kenny. Also Roy Acuff is from the next town over, Maynardville. Chet use to play on my front porch, when he was a young fellar. Long before I was born. LOL

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#9 posted 10-10-2013 02:03 PM

I unhooked my doorbell 28 yrs. ago…the day we bought our home.

Our friends know to call first and then, knock or walk in.

There is a new doorbell out there that is like the camera on your laptop. It can be programmed to call your phone, interrupt your TV or computer with a view of the intruder. You can talk to them and record it too. I thought about it but decided ignoring it and hiding was more fun.

Unless it’s a Jehovah’s Witness…then Yes! Let the games begin!

Personally, I like to change the subject and talk about anything other than their cult message as long as possible until they give up and run away. They like to drag their poor little kids along so you have to keep it pleasant.

I think I may have the mark of the beast – 666 on my mailbox post or in their little black book, haven’t seen them in awhile…..Ha! I’m such a bad apostate.

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#10 posted 10-11-2013 01:36 AM

Rosco P answers our door (100 # lab/great dane ) and that tends to discourage unwanted visitors.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 10-12-2013 02:45 AM

+1 reedwood, challenge them, they come as uninvited guests thus they can have their time wasted.

Myself I just refuse to speak English and instead speak Russian. Drives them nuts and they leave, fairly quickly. Still I can spot them fairly easily and with my camera gig and pleasant leave the premises request I anticipate being able to post the results on Youtube, maybe even get that 1 million views and make some money. Ahh but one can dream…. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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